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Updated August 11, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of big company perks.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape to go through


  2. "joke company"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart people, exceptional resources, create your own destiny.. their portfolio is improving through the gobble gobble acquisition strategy ala safra

    Cons

    usual bureaucracy that comes with a huge company, and if youre in sales it is rolling the dice for a decent patch. some will enter a territory and be greeted by a fatty legacy renewal with upsale potential while many others (just as talented, hardworking) are stuck with an awful call list with little potential to hit their numbers.

    also every year everyone is juggled around and there is little consistency in who youre working with and what the game plan is from fiscal to fiscal.

    lots of turnover

    Advice to Management

    care

  3. "Not so great"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are intelligent and self motivated, nice facilities and equipment needed to do my job was readily available

    Cons

    Money was below average, no bonuses at all, very little opportunity to advance, never ending rounds of very small layoffs creates a stressful environment, way too dependent on their own software (OVS, open office, Solaris)


  4. "Big Company"

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    Current Employee - Managing Principal Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Principal Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, many career opportunities

    Cons

    Massive company and clunky self service portals

    Advice to Management

    Actions speak louder and are remembered more than words. Look for the leaders in the company rather than the administrators. Leaders inspire with their actions. Administrators rule by metrics (and not always using the correct metrics).


  5. Helpful (8)

    "An actual house of cards"

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    Former Employee - Associate Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, with hardly anyone working past 5pm. Management gives you free reign to handle your own business, so no micro-managing. The office culture is young and laid-back, most people dress semi-business casual, and everyone is generally positive and friendly. Oracle also looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Management has little to no formal management training and it is pretty obvious. The "self-service" nature of Oracle is really just an excuse to provide no training or guidance when you first start. On-boarding is a major company weakness. There is a quite a bit of downtime in the role, and most recommendations are to use this time to train yourself on product knowledge. A lot of your success will depend on which sales team you support and how well you get along with the sales manager. There is no accountability, so no one checks to see if you have learned something correctly. This causes misinformation to commonly be passed around the organization for extended periods of time. It often feels like no one really knows what's going on or what any of the products do, and commonly push back on your questions. Whenever there is an actual problem, it becomes very apparent who actually knows their stuff and who has just been faking it. Bonuses are tied to unreachable goals and we've recently only received 60%-70% of our annual bonuses. Also, in the first year, your bonus ramps up (only eligible for 25% in first quarter, 50% second quarter, etc...). No one will tell you this and it's not in writing. Compensation plans have been incorrect two years in a row, however, you're forced to sign the incorrect document so that you get paid while finance fixes the issues. Every year, it felt shady signing an incorrect, legally-binding document around my pay.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers ASAP. Develop an on-boarding program if you want to retain talent.


  6. "Fantastic Pay, Tough Climate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, insurance, work from home, training.

    Cons

    Politics, some managers are sexist, layoffs are part of the gig.


  7. "Business Development Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome company, great perks/benefits, awesome people, and plenty of resources

    Cons

    Hiring externally is not only a slap in the face to your hard working qualified employees, but it most times causes a conflict being that the new hired manager does not know the processes and has to learn. And within Oracle that takes a long time. Sale processes are too long so we lose customers that way. Most of the time it's easier getting a job somewhere else than internally and that sucks.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -great pay for right out of college
    -awesome training program: 3 weeks in San Fran all paid for
    -quick internal promotions if you're a go-getter
    -company discounts on travel and shopping
    -easy transfers to and from hubs

    Cons

    -management can be controlling, micro-managing, manipulative, and power-hungry
    -tedious mandatory tasks that serve no purpose
    -very competitive within. Reps will stab each other in the back to hit their quotas

    Advice to Management

    Realize that if managers are controlling and insensitive to their reps, their reps won't want to work for them. Treat them well if you want them to perform well. Stop micro managing and be more choosey when it comes to hiring biz dev managers.


  9. "..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits especially medical. Many areas one can focus their skills.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Lack of financial motivation as Oracle's raises are all but non-existent unless you are promoted and even then - one has to fight for it.

    Advice to Management

    ...


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great foot in the door"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    high base for right out of college graduates

    Cons

    lack of innovation, metrics don't represent proper business direction and don't lead to deal success, certain teams never get commission as the sales development of products is not fully thought through.

    Advice to Management

    good employees do NOT always need to become managers. Take the time to find actual leaders.


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